July 26, 2017


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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Ringed Plover, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 6 Redshank, 1j Yellow Wagtail, 123 Greylag Goose (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+3y Mute Swan, 32 Gadwall, 9 Tufted Duck, 7 Pochard, 6 Mallard, 12 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 88 Coot and 1 Moorhen. Also present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Kestrel, 1 Common Tern and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – TPT – Bolton Ings to Wombwell Ings – 1s Willow Warbler (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+6y Mute Swan, 45 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag, 12+23y Gadwall, 10 Mallard, 9+3y Tufted Duck, 3 Pochard, 14 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 99 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 3 Kestrel, 38 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 1 Curlew over at 10.20am, 1 Green Sandpiper, 44 BH Gull and 1 Common Tern (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 10 Mute Swan, 1 Wigeon, 42 Shoveler, 3 GARGANEY, 8 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 2+ Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 9 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 1j Ringed Plover, 2 (1j) Dunlin, 5+ Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 Greenshank, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 WHIMBREL, 7 Common Tern, 4 Barn Owl, 3 BEARDED TIT (Chris Harris, Barnsley BSG and Nigel Smith per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings (SE4102) – 25 Greylag, 2 Canada Geese, 40 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, 1+3y Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Moorhen, 22 Lapwing, 2 Dunlin, 71 BH Gull, 2 Kingfisher, 4 Pied Wagtail and 7 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Haugh Road (SK4396) – 23 Greylag Geese NE @ 19:10 (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 100+ Swift NW (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS). Being entered on Birdtrack by SBSG.

DUNSVILLE – High Street – 3 Common Tern over (Ryan McClarence). Entered on Birdtrack by observer.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 55 Teal, 7 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1f+3j MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 1a+1j AVOCET, 220 Lapwing, 2a Ringed Plover, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER departed S @ 11.10am; 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Tern, 172 Swift (122 SW in small groups from 2.20 to 3.30pm); 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper (Darren Wozencroft, Adrian Andruchiw, Paul Paddock, Roger Bird, Sue Bird). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

Tickets for the 2017 Spurn Migration Festival

Migfest 2017 (8th – 10th September) Tickets go on sale on 29th May and can be obtained via the Migfest website at http://spurnmigfest.com/ or by phone from the BTO on 01842 750050


LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with some overcast periods from mid-morning to late afternoon with intermittent rain. Visibility: good/moderate until 2pm; then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +12.7°C to +12.3°C to +13.0°C to +12.9°C to +17.1°C to +16.5°C to +21.6°C to +12.9°C. Wind: very light/light and variable in direction but wholly from the SE quarter until 4pm; then moderate SSW/SW until 6pm; then light/very light WNW until 9pm; then very light WSW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1012hPa-1003hPa throughout. Fronts etc.: a warm front and two cold fronts lying along the leading edge of an Atlantic depression centred off S of Iceland moved E over the District through the course of the day.


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